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Updated: 3/4/2021
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  • The hip replacement surgery had worried Barbera, but at least she understood what was going on. Tests using computers and X-rays were something else because she did not understand them. He smiled as he remembered how she would spend hours on the Internet doing research before surgery.
  • Yes. The technician said that they were radioactive tracers, but the radiation was at such low levels that it was not dangerous.
  • Well, that sounds right. This ventilation quantification scan, or V/Q scan as you called it, allows them to see air flow and blood flow through your lungs
  • Did they get you to inhale a powder and take pictures, and then take more pictures after they injected something into your vein?
  • John stood up and walked around the bed. He picked up the chart hanging on the bottom of the bed and glanced at the notes written when his wife was admitted. Barbera showed symptoms and signs of having a pulmonary embolism. She had a blood clot and had significant swelling in her body. Barb possibly could have started with a pulmonary embolism and then had a heart attack.
  • What I don’t understand, is why they scanned my legs with the CT and then did an ultrasound. I know my legs are swollen, perhaps a little worse than usual, but they always swell up after long car trips